How to remove "searchnu.com"

Hi, I have Win7 64bit and use Firefox and Google as my default search engine.
Somehow I got hijacked by "searchnu.com". This is the only search I can get now. Have been trying for quite a while to uninstall but unable to do it.
Searchnu.com is not listed in Add/Remove Programs. I have read that it also goes by "APN-LLc-Bandoo Media". None of those are listed in Add/Remove either. I have removed all history from Firefox and installed Google Chrome. Nothing seems to help.
Does anybody have any suggestions???
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  1. Go to firefox > addons > extensions, and look for anything that seems suspicious.

    Also, I would download malwarebytes free and Microsoft Security Essentials and scan for viruses.

    After that, do the following:
    1) go to firefox > help > troubleshooting information and click on profile folder/show folder. a windows explorer window should open up - in there delete the file named chromeappsstore.sqlite.
    2) then enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone - right-click and reset that entry to the default value.
    3) restart firefox
  2. DarkSable said:
    Go to firefox > addons > extensions, and look for anything that seems suspicious.

    Also, I would download malwarebytes free and Microsoft Security Essentials and scan for viruses.

    After that, do the following:
    1) go to firefox > help > troubleshooting information and click on profile folder/show folder. a windows explorer window should open up - in there delete the file named chromeappsstore.sqlite.
    2) then enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone - right-click and reset that entry to the default value.
    3) restart firefox
  3. Thank you for writing, DarkSable. Unfortunately, I didn't find "chromeappstore.sqlite" in my F.F. Profile.
    In the meantime though, I got everything back to normal and Google is my default browser in Firefox.
    I'm afraid, that "searchnu.com" is still lurking around somewhere since I haven't gone through any steps (that I know of) to remove it.
    Have gone through the C-Drive's Program Folders and Windows Folder but haven't found anything related to it. Windows Search Feature has not come up with any results either. I don't know where else to look for it.....
    Again, thank you for writing.
  4. If you set google.com as your default search engine, and it's not showing up anywhere else, I'd say you might be good.
  5. I do all instruction, final I found the best way.

    find programe "adwcleaner"

    it solve your headache
  6. Removed Searchnu from 3 PCs this week. Apparently, users got it after installing iLivid. The good news is, Searchnu can be removed manually, see this: http://deletemalware.blogspot.com/2012/04/remove-searchnu-uninstall-guide.html

    Also, scan your computer with AdwCleaner to remove the remnants.

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

    Cheers!
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